Christmas at the Galt House Hotel adds new features for 2013

Holiday event attracts people from across the globe
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(PR NewsChannel) / October 8, 2013 / LOUISVILLE, Ky. 

Christmas at the Galt House HotelIt’s the place to find the magic and excitement of the holiday season.  Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is upping the ante for family holiday activities.  The event runs November 16 – January 1 in Louisville, Kentucky.  It has many new features including Sing ‘n’ Joy International Choral Festival and Competition.  The choral event takes place over Thanksgiving Weekend and will bring choirs from across the globe to participate and share their unique cultural traditions. 

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel also includes a new character—Ernie the Engineer.  Ernie runs the Peppermint Express Kiddie Train Ride through the Candy Cane Forest.  He’ll also host Ernie’s Express Lunch where he’ll meet and interact with all the junior engineers.  Add to that a new Green Screen Experience and that guests get a Free Child’s Ticket with the purchase of an Adult KaLightoscope Christmas ticket, and you’ve got an exciting new holiday tradition for many families.  From the larger-than-life KaLightoscope luminaries, to the Christmas Village with the Snow Fairy and her Castle, and restored figures from old department store holiday windows; to the Candy Cane Forest with 100 animated characters, a talking tree and the Peppermint Express kiddie train ride; and the Colors of the Season Holiday Dinner Show, the holiday spirit is in full force.  Even the Toy Soldier Bellmen cannot contain themselves!  They dance the Countdown to Christmas every night at 5 p.m. in the lobby to the amusement of guests November 28th through December 24th.

The Galt House Hotel

Scenes from the Galt House Conservatory, KaLightoscope 2011 (Photo By Marty Pearl)

Guests say they love the uniqueness of Christmas at the Galt House Hotel. It’s a holiday event that interests people of all ages, and Louisville, KY is so easy to get to.  The city is within a day’s drive of 2/3rds of the U.S. population.  Additionally, the Galt House Hotel is in the Heart of Louisville, so guests can walk to Museum Row, Bourbon Row, and many other attractions in the downtown area.

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel runs from November 16, 2013 to January 1, 2014.  Tickets are a great value with a FREE Child’s Ticket per purchase of an $18.99 Adult KaLightoscope Christmas Ticket.  Colors of the Season Holiday Dinner Show runs November 16 through December 14, 2013.  Sing ‘n’ Joy International Choral Festival and Competition is November 29 – December 1, 2013.  Individual and group overnight packages are available.  Christmas at the Galt House Hotel’s charity of choice is the not-for-profit Heuser Hearing Institute which serves the deaf and hard of hearing in the Louisville region from birth through adulthood with educational and clinical services, and works with the University of Louisville for groundbreaking research to improve technology for better sound experiences.  For more information, visit

About the Galt House Hotel
Galt House Hotel, the Heart of Louisville boasts 1,290 guest rooms and suites, 128,000 square-feet of convention space and more than 50 meeting rooms. Galt House Hotel features six full-service restaurants and lounges, including RIVUE, a 25th floor revolving restaurant with amazing cuisine, as well as the Rooftop Garden and Terrace, Club 360°  Fitness Center and the three-story Conservatory that connects the two towers over 4th Street.  For reservations, call 1-800-THE-GALT, or visit

Ashley Brauer
The Al J. Schneider Company

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